UFT Solidarity General Meeting Friday June 2nd

Solidarity continues to provided specific individualized support for members and schools. Our help@uftsolidarity.org email address has received over 240 emails from members since last year, in addition to many social media messages and calls. Why us when there’s a union paid by our dues? That’s what we want to … Read More

US Department of Labor to Investigate UFT Unity Election Practices

A year later, after jumping through hoops, and having nearly 16 alleged election violations dismissed by the UFT and AFT, the US Department of Labor has opened their own investigation. Read More

Report NYC DOE Substitute Teacher Abuse

UFT Solidarity members have heard, and witnessed, that some schools take away preps from substitute teachers. Substitutes are some of the most venerable members with … Read More

Chapter Leader Update, April 21st, 2017

This Week’s Focus

In state budget, public schools gain $1.1 billion and millionaire’s tax is extended

The state budget agreement passed on April 9 included a $1.1 billion increase in statewide school aid. The budget also extends for two years the so-called millionaire’s tax, preserving up to $4.5 … Read More

Job Openings

The Open Market Transfer System (OMT) opens on Thursday, April 13th @ 9:00 AM.

Until then, if you want to get a head start on job openings please send us an email to solidaritycaucus@gmail.com or send a message to us (make sure you share with us your email). We … Read More

POSTPONED- Association for Union Democracy Conference: Impediments to Running for Union Office

This event has been postponed 

UFT Solidarity may have lost the 2016 UFT elections, but we haven’t stopped fighting for a more democratic union, that actually supports its members (and not leaderships’ pockets). We launched 16 election complaints that the UFT leadership obviously denied. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), … Read More

NYSAA: A Blackbox of DOE Malpractice

Teachers with alternate assessment students have been given their students’ expected NYSAA scores this week, and the outlook is grim.

Since a pilot last year, the math and ELA … Read More

The UFT’s NY Teacher is Devoid of Real Stories of our Members’ Issues

If you were not a member of the UFT, but still read the NY Teacher, you would think that everything is fine and dandy for UFT members on a local level.

There are keywords that will not show up in searches for news on the UFT’s website.

For example try … Read More

Chapter Leader Weekly, March 24th 2017

This Week’s Focus

City sets policy to protect immigrant students

With a federal crackdown on undocumented immigrants spreading fear among New York City’s immigrant communities, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on March 21 that schools will bar entry to immigration agents unless they have a warrant signed … Read More

Remove All Negative Observation Reports Older Than 3 Years Starting Today.

As most of you know, Article 21 of the contract allows you to remove negative material from your file after three years. Last week, UFT Solidarity member Francesco Portelos discussed “Spring Cleaning” your school personnel file on educatorfightsback.org

We are at the point that three years have passed since teachers … Read More